2 players who did not play in the 2019 ODI World Cup but will captain their teams in the 2023 ODI World Cup
Usually, when it comes to planning for a big tournament like the ODI World Cup, team management adopts a vision with a person at the centre of it. Sometimes, the captain of the team could get decided one or two years before the tournament but the player must have had some experience playing at a big event. However, in some cases, despite not playing in the most recent edition, due to the circumstances, a cricketer could get ti skipper a side at a big event. In this article, we take a look at 2 players who did not play in the 2019 ODI World Cup but will captain their teams in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
1) Dasun Shanaka - Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has had plenty of leadership and contract standoff issues. However, Dasun Shanaka has helped the team overcome this and is one of the inspirational members of the team. Along with captaincy, he also does well in his primary role as an all-rounder. Sri Lanka will hope to do well in the 2023 ODI WC because they will play in conditions suitable for them. Shanaka would be one of the important pillars of this campaign.
2) Temba Bavuma - South Africa
Temba Bavuma is one of the players who did not play in the 2019 ODI World Cup but will captain their teams in the 2023 ODI World Cup. Just like Sri Lanka, South Africa has also had leadership issues. Recently, Bavuma was appointed as the Test skipper while he lost captaincy in T20Is. However, in ODIs, he still is the skipper and owing to his good form, he is all set to lead the side at the World Cup. His performance could decide the fate for the Proteas at the event.